Zdenek P. Bazant: Alpha Shill for the Official WTC Collapse Story– Part II

His first paper on the WTC:

Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse?—Simple Analysis

Zdenek P. Bazant, F. ASCE, and Yong Zhou

Abstract: This paper presents a simplified approximate analysis of the overall collapse of the towers ofWorld Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. The analysis shows that if prolonged heating caused the majority of columns of a single floor to lose their load carrying capacity, the whole tower was doomed.

The original version with Eqs. 1 and 2 was originally submitted to ASCE on September 13, 2001..


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